The title of the current exhibition, A slipping glance, is attributed to Willem de Kooning, the legendary abstract expressionist. The reference to de Kooning highlights Vanderlinden’s decisive mode of painterly gesture, the velocity of her brush stroke, which is reminiscent to the New York school of painting, as it was shaped by de Kooning. But the juxtaposition with the latter also articulates the difference between the two, the fact that Vanderlinden’s gesture is not merely decisive, but also contemplative, wallowing in the painterly matter as a means of introspection, of expressing doubt and hesitation. The phrase A slipping glance brings forth the notion of human vision, of an observation that cannot be fixed or perpetuated, and therefore turns into a memory, an echo. It situates the ephemerality of things, and the passage of time, at the core of Vanderlinden’s practice.
Text by Ory Dessau
Exhibition is on view from 15.10.2022 - 20.11.2022
Artists: Carole Vanderlinden